Aquanta Uses Ayla Networks' IoT Technology to Turn Nearly Any Water Heater Into an Intelligent Appliance

Homeowners save energy and money with Aquanta's water heater controller, which provides remote control and monitoring for existing water heaters

Developing for the IoT? Bluetooth SIG Makes it Easy with Updated Line of Developer Toolkits

Latest line of toolkits tackles IoT security, interoperability, and market challenges

HomeSeer Releases Affordable Z-Wave Plus Water Valve

HomeSeer tackles the high cost of water damage protection with the release of its own affordable wireless water valve. The HS-WV100+ kit includes a Z-Wave Plus electronic control unit and motorized water valve, priced at about 1/2 the cost of other comparable solutions.

PIN Genie Smart Lock on Kickstarter Passes Advanced Home Security Tests

The PIN Genie Smart Lock passed the toughest security test of BHMA A156 Grade B last week, has 20 more days in their Kickstarter campaign

Raspberry Pi Home Automation System Hits Kickstarter

Julian Horsey for GeekyGadgets:  Zip The Fish has created a new Raspberry Pi adapter which has been specifically designed to enable a wide variety of home automation features allowing you to transform any property from a single small room to a large hotel smarter, say its developers.

Watch the promotional video linked below to learn more about the Zip The Fish Pi home automation system which has been specifically designed for the Raspberry Pi.

Main Features of the Zip The Fish Pi include :

– More power for PI – Three different power supplies up to 3A each.
– Micro USB power supply input
– Uninterruptible power supply: Seamless switching between three power sources. There is the possibility to connect small or large batteries – a special chip takes care of battery health, including charge and protection.

Full article and video:

Portal & Performance Plus Marketing

Performance Plus Marketing, a premier rep firm serving the Rocky Mountain Region, announces their partnership with Portal by SupplyStream. This partnership provides Performance Plus dealers with the industry's best-in-class ordering portal and allows Performance Plus dealers to access real-time pricing and availability, combined with extremely efficient order processing for all of their lines.

Control4 Recognizes Top Dealers for 2016

Honoring those who exemplify excellence and dedication to the custom installation channel

Special News Report for CEDIA 2016

Miss the show? New product announcements and news from CEDIA 2016.

CEDIA - SMART HOME APPRENTICESHIP STANDARD IS GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT

CEDIA® is delighted to announce that The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has approved the development of a Smart Home Technician Apprenticeship standard. This standard is set to encourage young professionals to enter the home technology industry and develop a career within this sector.

New iDevices® Smart Home Essentials Kit Delivers Seamless Smart Home Evolution Complete with Concierge Service

iDevices delivers its first curated selection of premium, personalized, hub-free smart home products in one thoughtful package

Middle Atlantic Presents RSH 1 RU Custom Rackshelf

New Offering Supports Multiple Device Mounting for the Ultimate in Flexibility, Space Savings and Ease of Installation

STAMPEDE'S 2016 BIG BOOK OF AV TOUR & CONFERENCE SERIES HEADS TO WASHINGTON, D.C. ON SEPTEMBER 22

Continuing its roll across the United States, Stampede, North America's leading value-added distributor of ProAV Solutions, announced today that its 2016 Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series will make its next stop in Washington, D.C. on September 22 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel.

CEDIA Research Finds Home Technology Professionals Expect Growth in 2016

Each year CEDIA conducts its Size and Scope of the Residential Electronic Systems Industry Survey to analyze the size of the industry and identify market trends.

The new Echo Dot gives Amazon the top spot in the smart home market

BI Intelligence:  Amazon announced the upcoming release of the second-generation Echo Dot, the smaller version of its popular Echo voice controlled speaker.

The new device will be available starting on October 20and can currently be pre-ordered. The company also announced it would be lowering the price, selling Dots in packages of six or 12, expanding into new markets, and will be offering a white version.

These four announcements will help Amazon drastically increase its total addressable market for the Echo line of products:  Click here for more...

CEDIA - Can the Smart Tech Industry Convince Consumers to Take the Smart Home Leap

Home building expert, Sabine H. Schoenberg, offers insights to the smart home tech industry at CEDIA 2016 in Dallas, TX

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